Friday, June 29, 2012

Fresh Bonito from Burela with a oven-dried tomato, apple and thyme vinaigrette pairing with Godello of the DO Valdeorras

Summer has arrived and with it, by courtesy of the Gastronomic Gourmet Galician "Grupo Nove" and the Regulatory Council of the DO Valdeorras, from the mother of the wine we present you an exclusive vanguard gourmet menu to enjoy, these days, of the best galician cuisine in pairing with one of the most fashionable wines in the international wine scene.

Antonio Botana, renowned chef of the Nove Group and regent of the restaurant named Pandemonium and located in Cambados (Pontevedra), offers us this typical summer recipe so that all those who so wish can enjoy in their houses of the vanguard cuisine, closely pairing with the prestige of the Valdeorras wines.

 Antonio Botana describes his cuisine as follows:

“The sensitivity, passion and knowledge must appear in capital letters in the book of this search maverick path and we understand that constant must be defined as cocina.Nos seekers that message that is inside the product. Our sole mission is to decrypt it, and it is that the more and the more we study further the closer we find excellence”.

With all this, Antonio presents his recipe as follows in this video:

The restaurant, Pandemonium, is in a project that aims to develop a cuisine based on local products and a relentless pursuit of the message that the material can be transmitted to understand this as the supreme importance of a direct access to product and study it to find its highest expression. Also known as the fundamental factors contributing to the customer of the restaurant is an experience that transcends the mere fact of cooking, as a dynamic and effective service, offering an extensive wine expectro and an image of the restaurant to complement this.

With this first recipe we open a door to invite you to discover, in the next Fridays, new culinary offerings of the avant-garde and rich cuisine of Galicia which, through "Grupo Nove", are closed with the excellence of the wines under the quality seal DO Valdeorras.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

José Luis García Pando has been reelected president of the Regulatory Council of the DO Valdeorras

 Six out of the nine full members of the Regulatory Council of the DO Valdeorras, appointed in the last election, reelected Jose Luis Garcia Pando as the president.

The election took place last Monday at the headquarters of the Regulatory Council in Vilamartín Valdeorras, with the presence of the territorial chief of the Department for Rural Affairs and Sea, Ricardo Vecilla. "The collaboration of the Regional Administration with the new president will be total" he said, immediately after the plenary.

José Luis García Pando received the support of the three wine cooperatives (A Rua, Larouco and O Barco) that also got in the last election, joined by the winery sector group headed by José Guitián, that added another vote, and in the last hours, the trade union “Unións Agrarias” ( Agricultural Union) voted for him too.

The President explained that during the meetings before the plenary, the industrial sector and the cooperative wineries reached an agreement to work together in the Regulatory Council. Jose Luis said that this was the reason for his presidential candidacy, and that his first step will be to create a group to reach consensus issues before bringing them to the plenary. In addition, he said that "this group is opened to those who wish to join it ".

Thus, the new organization chart is constituted as follows:
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two gold medals in France for Bioca Godello 2011 and A Coroa Lías 2010

New Gold medals for DO Valdeorras' godellos in the competition Les Citadelles Du Vin, France, which will hold its 2012 awards ceremony at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, in Hong Kong.

Les Citadelles Du Vin, one of the wine contests with the greatest impact on the planet celebrated in France, has returned to elevate the Godello DO Valdeorras with gold medals for Bioca Godello 2011 and A Coroa Lias 2010.

In a context in which spanish white wines have shared four golds, the Godellos DO Valdeorras shine with their own light getting two top honors, and being seconded as far as the Galician wine refers, for two Albariño from Rias Baixas valued with medals silver.

Bioca 100% Godello, elaborated by the winery Maria Teresa Nuñez Vega and that has won a multitude of international awards for its harvest 2011, was one of the great wines awarded  with gold. Its tasting notes are as follows: "Lemon color, very lifted floral style, with jasmine and orange blossom. Good level of acidity, with spice on the midpalate, layers of complexity, and a long finish".

A Coroa Lías 2010 has been the other DO Valdeorras wine honored with the highest award by the French specialists, showing the great prestige that certifies the winery A Coroa internationally. His tasting notes are as follows: "The wine is big, very fresh, and balanced on the palate. Sensations of mature fruit, hints of balsamic and flowers. Smooth, and gifted with the appropriate acidity.Long persistent aftertaste with a light varietal tartness gives fullness in the mouth".

Every year, in May, some 40 top level tasters from all over the world meet in Bourg (Bordeaux-France) for three days to elect the best wines out of 800 samples coming from about 30 countries.

The contest has now attained a significant level of samples and international recognition (70% of foreign wines), making the Citadelles du Vin one of the key competitions of the world.

In 2012, the award ceremony and the promotion of the prize winning wines will take place during Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, the very influential international wine and spirit exhibition held in Hong Kong.

With this new recognition it has been strengthened the international boom that has positioned the wines of the DO Valdeorras as ones of the trendiest in the international wine sector, becoming creditors of the highest awards given by the industry and giving a deserved correspondence to the work of producers, processors and the Regulatory Council under the seal of quality DO Valdeorras.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, the largest international wine competition in North America, gives its Gold Medal to Godello A Coroa 2011

 New recognition for Godello A Coroa 2011 that, in just one week, has become one of the most fashionable wines in North America through the recognitions recieved from The New York Times, The Best Spanish Wines for USA and, just yesterday, from the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, the largest international wine competition of this continent.

New recognition of the professional industry of North America to the Valdeorras wines, that has found in the Godello A Coroa one of its greatest ambassadors in North America.

 A Coroa Godello 2011, which has been described by The New York Times as the best wine of its variety  sold in the EE UU,  has ratified this distinction a few days later by becoming the winner of the Silver Medal in the competition The Best Spanish Wines for USA and confirming all expectations about its excellence. Furthermore, just yesterday was also honored with the Gold Medal in Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada.

Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada is the most important wine competition in North America. It is held. It is held in Canada in Quebec city. This competition of prestige created into 1983 is held under the high patronage of the International organization of vine and wine (OIV), the International union of oenologists (UIOE) and of the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions (VINOFED). 

In 1994, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada was one of the founding members of the World Federation of Major International Wine competitions (VinoFed) comprised of the most important wine competitions in the world, for example: Vinalies internationales in Paris, Vinandino in Argentina, Vino Ljubljana in Slovenia, Bacchus in Spain, Mondial du Pinot Noir in Switzerland, Mundusvini in Germany, VinAgora in Hungray and Premios Zarcillo in Spain.

The samples submitted were evaluated by an international jury of 79 experts from over 27 countries across 5 continents, whose members are recognized for their competence, integrity and independence.

With this new award, 'the promise of the spanish wine', a name with which the variety Godello was qualified by The New York Times, has almost become a reality, giving a well deserved award to the wineries that belong to DO Valdeorras, in general, and to the winery A Coroa, in particular.